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[TUTORIAL][STEP-BY-STEP][DEV]How To install a custom ROM on HTC Wildfire S

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24th August 2012, 06:30 AM   |  #1  
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Hey, guys. I'm a Xperia arc S developer, but I also own a HTC Wildfire S and I found out a very easy and fast way to flash CWM, kernel and ROM on our Marvel devices. So, here is the guide step-by-step:


  1. Unlock the bootloader using this site ------------->HTC Dev
  2. Download any custom kernel you want.
  3. Download recovery -----> CWM for WFS
  4. Download any ROM you want and place it on SD card.
  5. Open Windows Terminal Emulator in directory where you have fastboot files (you got them during unlocking bootloader)
  6. Put your phone in fastboot mode by (when device is off) holding power button and volume down, than confirming "fastboot" option by pushing power button.
  7. Connect your phone to PC via USB.
  8. In opened Terminal Emulator on PC type
    Code:
    fastboot devices
  9. If Terminal shows you one device available you can proceed to next step.
  10. In Terminal type
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery RECOVERYNAME.img
  11. In Terminal type
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot KERNELNAME.img
  12. Unplug the USB cable from phone and confirm "bootloader" option by pushing power button.
  13. Highlight "recovery" using volume buttons and confirm power button.
  14. You'll see now CWM recovery. Optionally, go to "backup and restore" and make a backup - there's always 1% chance somothing goes wrong.
  15. Select "wipe user data/factory reset".
  16. Go to "install zip from sd card".
  17. Then - "choose zip from sd card" and choose .zip with your ROM.
  18. Confirm installation and wait.
  19. Select "reboot system now".
  20. Enjoy custom ROM!

I hope it makes you flashing custom ROMs on HTC Wildfire S even a little bit clearer.

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I am not responsible for bricked devices, big holes in your lawn, no milk in your fridge and dead cats in microwaves! Understood?!
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28th November 2012, 09:22 AM   |  #2  
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Thumbs up Nice Guide.... Direct to the point
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All good up to the recovery part
Hi,

I'm new to android but have flashed lots of Windows Mobile type devices in my time.

I have unlocked the WFS bootloader sucessfully. I put the device into fastboot mode, connect to USB and open the CMD window. I type in the command and successfully write the recovery file (in about 3 seconds?). Now this is where progress halts for me:

If I got into bootloader, and then recovery, the phone vibrates once and displays the white screen with the HTC logo. And there it remains! I left it for quite a while (say 20-30 mins) just in case it was doing something that took time but alas, no.

I can remove the battery and reboot into bootloader, OR get back into "normal use" with a normal restart, so the device isn't bricked. I just can't seem to get into recovery. I've followed this and another tutorial from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1878031 both saying pretty much the same thing.

Have I missed an obvious step please? Everything looks like it's executed correctly, but I seem a little stuck. Do I need a new Kernel to get into recovery? That makes no sense to me, but I repeat: I'm new to Android!

This is a WFS on UK TESCO network, 2.3.5 ROM installed from the factory, HTC sense.
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need some help
I'm new to android, m not finding the kernal.img where to download it ?
the kernel in following link don't have .img file
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1618595
[KERNEL] Dust overclock ondemand 825-200Mhz [5-6-12]
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Quote:
Originally Posted by talhamaqsood

I'm new to android, m not finding the kernal.img where to download it ?
the kernel in following link don't have .img file
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1618595
[KERNEL] Dust overclock ondemand 825-200Mhz [5-6-12]

dear is it necessary to have unlocked bootloader for installing the custom ROM..............?????????????????
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do i have to flash boot.img everytime i install a different rom ??
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pls help me sir
sir i recently purchased HTC Wildfire S . I tried to flash custom rom on it but stuck somewhere.
firstly i unlocked the boot loader by using the HTC Wildfire S AIO kit by Hasoon2000 v1.0 and htcdev website.
then i flash custom recoveries like TWRP , clockwork mod recovery using HTC Wildfire S AIO kit by Hasoon2000 v1.0
but when i tried to start recovery in mobile , it do not works and my phone restarted at this moment.

then i read many posts of HTC wildfire s and read about S-off And S-on , tried to turn it off but unsuccessfull.
i also tried to root it but recovery does not work so nothing happens.
then i restored stock recovery using the same tool and i have attached video what happens to it.
So pls help
Thx in advance.
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12th February 2013, 02:38 PM   |  #10  
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This might help: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1997465

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